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Mr. Moonen launches a book

Or rather, we should say that Rick Moonen (along with co-author Roy Finamore) has written and published the seafood cookbook for home cooks in America. As Rick is fond of saying, just ten years ago (even less), the number of practical cookbooks for fish and shellfish cooking was practically non-existent.

In the past, well-known chef’s and famous restaurant’s fish cookbooks were about as practical for the home cook as a duck press.

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Fast Food banned!

In a move that we at ELV don’t know whether to agree or disagree with, the City Council of Los Angeles has voted to impose a ban on fast food franchises in the poorer parts of South Central LA. Read the SLATE article on this topic here.

On the one hand, we’ve seen the urban blight caused by cheap proteins and carbohydrates that the burger, pizza and taco franchises push like drug dealers to the poor and uneducated..not to mention to customers like this. On the other hand, it chaps our semi-libertarian ass to think government can legislate our food choices.

Therefore, in the spirit of non-partisanship (and political cowardice) for which ELV is famous, we hereby decline to take a stand on these taco/pizza/burger stands, and will observe the political fallout (carnage/leftovers/burnt ends?) from this development from a safe distance.

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